Mohammed Kamal
Partner, Real Estate

DUBAI

T: +971 4 278 2300
D: +971 4 278 2330
M: +971508853156

EmailE: mkamal@wfw.com

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Mohammed is a Partner and heads the Real Estate team based in Dubai.

Mohammed specialises on real estate and finance transactions and has advised major international and regional institutions in the UAE and wider MENA region for over 15 years. He has extensive experience in development and infrastructure projects, leasing, corporate joint ventures, funds and financings including Islamic finance.

Chambers Global describes Mohammed as having ‘his finger on the pulse, knows the market well and understands his clients’ needs’, and ‘is proactive and responsive, and really understands the industry’.

Experience Open

    Mohammed’s experience include advising:
    Real estate
    • Sidra Capital on the acquisition of a portfolio of units in a residential development project in Dubai and due diligence, structuring and fund documentation related to the transaction.
    • A major US Technology Company on UAE and KSA real estate matters including leases for their corporate offices and several retail stores.
    • Dubai Aviation City Corporation on the Dubai World Central development which includes the new Dubai Airport and logistics hub.
    • Abu Dhabi Investment Company (InvestAD) on the setup of a real estate fund and acquisition of real estate assets.
    • Honeywell International on the acquisition of a built to suit facility in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi under a long term lease.
    • Abu Dhabi Airports Company on the preparing of suite of templates for musataha and lease agreements and several lease related issues and matters at Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Airports.
    • Several developers including Aldar Properties, Dubai Properties Group, Damac, Sobha, Reem Investments on the drafting of documentation for the sale and leasing of property, advising on jointly owned property schemes and related legal and regulatory issues.
    • Aabar Investments on the acquisition of a plot of land and a building in Dubai.
    Finance
    • Tamouh Investments on a £125m Islamic finance facility with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.
    • Tamweel PJSC on real estate transactions and Sharia compliant products and structures.
    • AIG Global Real Estate Fund on the acquisition of commercial buildings in Dubai and the Sharia compliant financing facility.
    • Dubai Islamic Bank and Noor Islamic Bank on project financing documentation and Shariah structuring for several real estate developments in Dubai.
    • Europe Arab Bank and Standard Chartered Bank on a project finance facility for the Palazzo Versace and D1 Tower development in Dubai.
    Strategic advisory
    • Abu Dhabi Government on their property laws, regulations and land registration system.
    • Dubai Land Department and the Real Estate Regulatory Authority as part of a legal working group advising on property laws and regulations.
    • Several institutions on the structuring of investment vehicles for the ownership of and security over real estate assets in the GCC.

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Solicitor (England and Wales) admitted April 2002
  • Legal Consultant licensed by the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department
  • Registered as an Arbitrator and Expert with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre and DIFC – LCIA Arbitration Centre

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